Date of Award

Fall 1970

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering


This thesis is concerned with the determination of the amount of nutrients which are present in a "typical" domestic waste water. Nutrients in waste water have always been considered biologically important. However, now their importance is being increasingly recognized in the environmental and ecological fields. Man's wastes are beginning to have a greater effect on the environment. The nutrients in these wastes are one of the principal causes of the nuisance conditions in fresh water lakes and in many streams. Man not only contributes metabolically to the nutrient problem, but is involved in other activities which add more complex nutrients to the waste water. One of the first steps in preventing these nuisance conditions in the environment is to quantify man's nutrient load in waste water. Continued research on the various methods of nutrient removal is also of prime importance at this time.



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